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Rifle Brigades

Post by Leo Niehorster » 25 Dec 2015 12:01

Could someone provide the dates these shtat became effective:
  04/730
  04/330
  04/580
  04/230
  04/325 (Far East)

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Re: Rifle Brigades

Post by Eugen Pinak » 25 Dec 2015 14:27

04/230 - 17 April 1942

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Re: Rifle Brigades

Post by Gary Kennedy » 26 Dec 2015 21:21

From the Red Army Handbook -

04/734-744; 15 Oct 1941 (Cadet Rifle Bde)
04/230-241; 17 Apr 1942 (as noted above)
04/330-341; 28(?) Jul 1942

No details given for 04/580 or 04/325.

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Post by Leo Niehorster » 27 Dec 2015 12:22

Many thanks, Eugen and Gary.
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Re: Rifle Brigades

Post by Königstiger » 06 Mar 2016 01:25

Shtat nr. 04/730: 15 Oct 1941 (independent rifle brigade)

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Post by Leo Niehorster » 06 Mar 2016 09:05

Thank you, Königstiger.
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Post by Nakhodchanin » 28 May 2021 16:56

I greeting all esteemed community! I apologize for my long absence, which, moreover, did not lead to the continuation of this
material: viewtopic.php?f=79&t=241220#p2285189 which I started last year. There will be continuation in any case, but today I want to present to community the work that I have been doing all this time. Raising the bar from battalion level to brigade level was harder than I had imagined. As result, this material is not completely whole, which does not correspond to my own standards. Because I upload this TO&E set of separate Rifle Brigade No.04/230 - No.04/241 of April 17, 1942 in PDF format, therefore I will make a mandatory preview of a couple of pages in JPEG format:
Preview No.04-230 page 1st.jpeg
Preview No.04-231 page 5th.jpeg
The link to original https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=259864600 was posted by Dear Der Alte Fritz 4 years ago, here, in this message: viewtopic.php?p=2063934#p2063934 When I found tables for this Shtat, are located here: https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=259864684 the decision to start work was instantaneous. I decided that it would be a good idea to add this new Shtat to Shtat of Rifle Division No.04/200-No.04/207, No.04/209-No.04/213 and No.04/767, that are available on the site rkka.ru, here: http://www.rkka.ru/iorg.htm So that it would be possible to consider all these TO&Es of two hundredth ordinal numbers together. Directly the Shtat themselves:
No.04-230.pdf
No.04-231.pdf
No.04-232.pdf
To be continued ...
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Post by Nakhodchanin » 28 May 2021 17:10

...let's continue:
No.04-233.pdf
No.04-234.pdf
No.04-235.pdf
No.04-236.pdf
No.04-237.pdf
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Re: Rifle Brigades

Post by Nakhodchanin » 28 May 2021 17:27

...let's continue:
No.04-238.pdf
No.04-239.pdf
No.04-240.pdf
No.04-241.pdf
The evolution of TO&Es of Rifle Brigade Red Army in 1941-1945 isn't my specialization, but I, from my side, will point out three aspects that caught my attention:
1.) in Shtat No.04/231 Rifle Battalion of Rifle Brigade, unlike Shtat No.04/201 Rifle Regiment of Rifle Division there is still trace of organizational and staff transformation, which I call ironically "Great Migration Period of mortarts Red Army";
2.) in Rifle Brigade, unlike Rifle Division, the marksmen are still left on level of Rifle Squad. I use word "marksmen", according to this: "*) In platoon 2 men armed semi-automatic rifle with scope ..."; this is quote from notes to composition
of Rifle Squad in Shtat No.04/601 of Rifle Regiment, in which for first time such riflemen are appearing. The sought-for page, above-mentioned context on this highlighted by red frames:
Marksman in Rifle Squad.jpg
Taken from here: https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=114784764 12th page. Therefore, it is no accident that on second image in my preview, I put page from Shtat of Rifle Battalion, in content of which composition of Rifle Squad is given.
To be continued ...
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Post by Nakhodchanin » 28 May 2021 17:47

...let's continue:
3.) comparison the organization of flamethrowers detachment in Rifle Battalion of Rifle Brigade and organization of similar sub-unit in Rifle Regiment of Rifle Division once again confirms: the advantages of flexibility and universalization, which were laid in basis of the organizational structure, cannot compensate for resulting inevitable disadvantages of insufficient specialization of organizational structure. Soviet Military System understood this and tried to correct this as much as she
could. That's why in Rifle Brigade Shtat of summer 1942(as I understand these are following numbers No.04/330-No.04/342) should have appeared ampulomets platoon with six ampulomets:
RflBde.jpg
Taken from here: http://sovdoc.rusarchives.ru/sections/w ... 366/images 1st page. Based on this document, we can talk about an increase of establishment strength of Rifle Brigade: with regard to TO&Es of two hundredth and three hundredth ordinal numbers. With regard to Rifle Divisions, reverse process occurred.
Unfortunately, I haven't done translation of tables for Shtat yet, they are available only in original language here: http://vif2ne.org/rkka/forum/0/co/128062.htm The PDF format cannot convey my notes that I made when processing originals of TO&Es in Excel format. I applied palliative way in form of coloring numbers, letters, words and text fragments in red color. The first image in my preview shows 1st page from Shtat No.04/230 Administration of Rifle Brigade, in content of which handwritten note about Order of NKO No.0296 from April 19, 1942 is printed by red color. I don't know, anyone translated this order into English or not, I will give link to variant in original language: http://militera.lib.ru/docs/da/nko_1941-1942/10.html This is digital edition, needed and interesting(for all those who study rear units of Red Army) order can be found by ordinal number in list № 172.
The meaning of single-letter abbreviations I used in rightmost column "Material part, individual weapons and transport", in round brackets is the original Russian version:
A.Individual weapons
a(а) and r(в) = rifle(винтовка)
cr(кр) = carbine(карабин)
mp(пп) = machine pistol(пистолет-пулемет)
p(п) = pistol or revolver(пистолет или револьвер)
s(с) = sniper rifle with scope(снайперская винтовка с оптическим прицелом)
B.Military devices
b(б) = binocular(бинокль)
c(к) = compass(компас)
g(о) = glasses-light filters(очки-светофильтры)
x(ц) = xylonite artillery devices(целлулоидные артиллерийские приборы)
About last abbreviation arises question immediately: why exactly xylonite? Why not celluloid? The option of "c = celluloid artillery devices" did not suit me, as this will led to inevitable and unacceptable duplication with variant of "c = compass". I was lucky that name of this material in English has outdated variants, one of them: xylanite = "x", I chose. I didn't know absolutely about possible ambiguity in decoding of this abbreviation in Artillery Table for Shtat of Red Army. I was able to understand question and decide how to do it, thanks to the help of RKKA.RU forum member Pavel Voylov https://ioncore.livejournal.com I express my great appreciation and thanks to him! Here is link to post of Dear Pavel Voylov on RKKA.RU forum, where he explains everything in detail: http://vif2ne.org/rkka/forum/0/co/128010.htm I am also grateful to Dear Der Alte Fritz, for so long ago You set the direction of my search for Tables, which ended with today's material.
In conclusion, I would like to thank all those involved in the existence of following resources: pamyat-naroda.ru rkka.ru militera.lib.ru and sovdoc.rusarchives.ru ! Special many thanks to all those, who are involved in the existence of our forum! Thank you all for your attention!

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Re: Rifle Brigades

Post by Nakhodchanin » 31 Jul 2021 16:45

I greeting all esteemed community! I'll just leave it here(in chronological order). The first
Order GKO No.GKO-828ss from October 22, 1941 p.1.jpeg
Order GKO No.GKO-828ss from October 22, 1941 p.2.jpeg
Russian-language original 1st page http://sovdoc.rusarchives.ru/Final_s/gk ... 12Л177.jpg and 2nd page http://sovdoc.rusarchives.ru/Final_s/gk ... 12Л178.jpg The second
Order GKO No.GOKO-1603ss from April 14, 1942.jpeg
Russian-language original http://sovdoc.rusarchives.ru/Final_s/gk ... 30Л127.jpg The third
Order GKO No.GOKO-2124ss from July 29, 1942 p.1.jpeg
Order GKO No.GOKO-2124ss from July 29, 1942 p.2.jpeg
Russian-language original 1st page http://sovdoc.rusarchives.ru/Final_s/gk ... 48Л138.jpg and 2nd page http://sovdoc.rusarchives.ru/Final_s/gk ... 48Л139.jpg Thank you all for your attention!

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